Pitfalls of dating after divorce
The key is to slowly blend your lives, wrote divorce coach Debbie Martinez."It isn’t about him plopping into your world or you into his; it’s about blending them together.Make sure that you're sensitive to their feelings and to their needs.You can tell them you're seeing a friend if the children are toddlers.
Moving out of your comfort zone is never easy and dating will certainly take you from what is considered normal in your life."With pre-teens and young teens you can broach the topic of dating after the divorce.It's OK to actually use the word date," Divorce Help for Parents suggested.If you have children talk to them about how they feel about you dating and be reasonable.Let them know that you’re going on dates and that nothing has changed in your relationship with them.